Tesla Faces Criticism Over Showroom in Xinjiang Region

Tesla Faces Criticism Over Showroom in Xinjiang Region

(UnitedVoice.com) – Tesla is becoming one of the most popular car companies in the world, including in communist China. According to November reports, Elon Musk’s company sold more than 218,000 electric cars in the country in 2021. Now, Tesla is facing criticism over where one of its showrooms is in the nation.

Tesla recently announced it opened a showroom in the Xinjiang region. In a post on the Chinese social media site Weibo, the company said, “Together let’s start the journey of pure electricity” in the region. The region is where the ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims are reportedly being forced into camps where they undergo forced abortions, sterilizations and are worked to death. On January 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations slammed the car manufacturer saying it’s “supporting genocide.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) slammed Tesla for opening the showroom, accusing the company of helping to “cover up genocide and slave labor.”

Tesla’s decision to open the showroom comes after President Joe Biden announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The POTUS also signed legislation that will ban imports made in Xinjiang, unless the manufacturers can prove they didn’t use forced labor.

Tesla has not responded to the criticism.

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